The Fall Of
By Avi Nguyen
What matters is
That we already knew this was over.
I don’t really see a point in continuing
How often do you perform CPR
On road-kill that became hieroglyphics in the cement?
Or tried to have a redo
On a breathalyzer hoping it’d pick up last night tacos instead?
Or said I love you
When we should’ve already known?
See what you always forget
That I always remember
Is that Daedalus’s son’s first name
Was not Icarus
But The Fall Of
He was never called The Drowning of Icarus,
The Hemorrhage of Icarus,
Or The Subsequent Splattering of Icarus
Because they all knew that he died
Before the ocean had come to swallow him.
And just like we knew
We were over
Before this moment would come to us.
Avi Nguyen lives in Boston and attends Boston University. He is currently studying Political Science and Economics.